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How to use PushBullet to send notifications from your Android phone to a computer

This free app lets you leave your phone in your pocket or bag, and check on notifications and messages just by glancing at your desktop display.

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Creating a budget with simple spreadsheet commands

There are a lot of apps and services that will help you, but getting a rough idea of your finances is incredibly simple using a basic spreadsheet. Follow reporter Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb

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Turn old PC hardware into a home server with FreeNAS

FreeNAS can breathe new life into old hardware and sling files and media to networked devices all around your house.

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How to create 3D Worksheets in Excel 2013

Need to summarize a set of worksheets? Excel's 3D reference feature makes it easy.

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Have operating system, will travel: How to run virtual machines from a flash drive

Virtual machines are usually restricted to a single box, but Portable VirtualBox lets you install VMs on a flash drive so you can run your PC-in-a-PC on any PC.

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Windows maintenance, done dirt-cheap

You don't need to buy a utility suite. You just need what Microsoft brought to the party, plus a couple of freebies, to keep Windows humming along.

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How to automate basic PC maintenance tasks

You can keep your PC in ship-shape by scheduling driver updates, backups and more using Windows' own utilities, plus some other (mostly) free software.

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How to disable autocorrect on Android

There is nothing wrong with being a sloppy typer.

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SideControl is an app for Android that makes multitasking work on your terms

Set up gestures, make taps fly in and out of nowhere, and add some extra functionality to Android for free.

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How to hook up a USB flash drive to your Android device

Bear in mind you'll have to have a rooted device for this to work.

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How to disable Android bloatware without rooting your phone

It's seriously as easy as counting to three.

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